Updates on decisions made on proposals to amend Appendices I and II at CoP18

Decisions made on proposals to amend Appendices I and II

CoP18, Geneva (Switzerland), 17-28 August 2019

(updated as decisions are made in Committee I and Plenary)

Species covered
by the Proposal
(and common name -for information only)
Proposal number
and Proponents

Illustration

Proposal

Committee I

Plenary

Capra falconeri heptneri
 
(Heptner's markhor)

CoP18 Prop. 1

 

Tajikistan

Markhor Schraubenziege Capra falconeri Zoo Augsburg-02

Transfer the population of Tajikistan from Appendix I to Appendix II

Withdrawn

19.08.2019

Withdrawn

Saiga tatarica

(Saiga antelope)

CoP18 Prop. 2

 

Mongolia and United States of America

Saiga antelope at the Stepnoi Sanctuary

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted as amended

22.08.2019

 

Adopted as amended

27.08.2019

Vicugna vicugna

(Vicuña)

CoP18 Prop. 3

 

Argentina

Vicugna vicugna at about 4,000m, near the Chajnantor Plateau, NW Chile. Simon Green 17th April 2018

Transfer the population of the Province of Salta (Argentina) from Appendix I to Appendix II with annotation 1

Accepted

22.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Vicugna vicugna

(Vicuña)

CoP18 Prop. 4

 

Chile

Vicugna vicugna at about 4,000m, near the Chajnantor Plateau, NW Chile. Simon Green 17th April 2018

Amend the name of the population of Chile from "population of the Primera Región" to "populations of the region of Tarapacá and of the region of Arica and Parinacota"

Accepted

22.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Giraffa camelopardalis

(Giraffe)

CoP18 Prop. 5

 

Central African Republic, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Senegal

Giraffe08 - melbourne zoo edit

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

22.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Aonyx cinereus

(Small-clawed otter)
[According to the standard nomenclature reference adopted by the Conference of the Parties, this species is named Aonyx cinerea.]

CoP18 Prop. 6

 

India, Nepal and the Philippines

Otter - melbourne zoo

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Lutrogale perspicillata

(Smooth-coated otter)

CoP18 Prop. 7

 

Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Smooth-coated Otter (14157590954)

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Ceratotherium simum simum

(Southern white rhinoceros)

CoP18 Prop. 8

 

Eswatini

Waterberg Nashorn3

Remove the existing annotation for the population of Eswatini [currently referred to as population of Swaziland]

Rejected

25.08.2019

Rejected

27.08.2019

Ceratotherium simum simum

(Southern white rhinoceros)

CoP18 Prop. 9

 

Namibia

Waterberg Nashorn3

Transfer the population of Ceratotherium simum simum of Namibia from Appendix I to Appendix II with the following annotation:

"For the exclusive purpose of allowing international trade in:

a) live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations; and

b) hunting trophies.

All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species included in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly."

Rejected

25.08.2019

Rejected

27.08.2019

Loxodonta africana

(African elephant)

CoP18 Prop. 10

 

Zambia

African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) female with six-week-old baby

Transfer the population of Zambia from Appendix I to Appendix II subject to:
1. Trade in registered raw ivory (tusks and pieces) for commercial purposes only to CITES approved trading partners who will not re-export.;
2. Trade in hunting trophies for non-commercial purposes;
3. Trade in hides and leather goods.; and
4. All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly.

Rejected

22.08.2019

Rejected

27.08.2019

Loxodonta africana

(African elephant)

CoP18 Prop. 11

 

Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe

African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) female with six-week-old baby

Amend annotation 2 as follows:

"For the exclusive purpose of allowing:

a) trade in hunting trophies for non-commercial purposes

b) trade in live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations, as defined in Resolution Conf. 11.20 (Rev. CoP17), for Botswana and Zimbabwe and for in situ conservation programmes for Namibia and South Africa;

c) trade in hides;

d) trade in hair;

e) trade in leather goods for commercial or non-commercial purposes for Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and for non-commercial purposes for Zimbabwe;

f) trade in individually marked and certified ekipas incorporated in finished jewellery for non-commercial purposes for Namibia and ivory carvings for non-commercial purposes for Zimbabwe;

g) trade in registered raw ivory (for Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, whole tusks and pieces) subject to the following:

i) only registered government-owned stocks, originating in the State (excluding seized ivory and ivory of unknown origin);

ii) only to trading partners that have been verified by the Secretariat, in consultation with the Standing Committee, to have sufficient national legislation and domestic trade controls to ensure that the imported ivory will not be re-exported and will be managed in accordance with all requirements of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP17) concerning domestic manufacturing and trade;

iii) not before the Secretariat has verified the prospective importing countries and the registered government-owned stocks;

iv) raw ivory pursuant to the conditional sale of registered government-owned ivory stocks agreed at CoP12, which are 20,000 kg (Botswana), 10,000 kg (Namibia) and 30,000 kg (South Africa);

v) in addition to the quantities agreed at CoP12, government-owned ivory from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe registered by 31 January 2007 and verified by the Secretariat may be traded and despatched, with the ivory in paragraph (g) iv) above, in a single sale per destination under strict supervision of the Secretariat;

vi) the proceeds of the trade are used exclusively for elephant conservation and community conservation and development programmes within or adjacent to the elephant range; and

vii) the additional quantities specified in paragraph g) v) above shall be traded only after the Standing Committee has agreed that the above conditions have been met; and

h) no further proposals to allow trade in elephant ivory from populations already in Appendix II shall be submitted to the Conference of the Parties for the period from CoP14 and ending nine years from the date of the single sale of ivory that is to take place in accordance with provisions in paragraphs g) i), g) ii), g) iii), g) vi) and g) vii). In addition such further proposals shall be dealt with in accordance with Decisions 16.55 and 14.78 (Rev. CoP16).

On a proposal from the Secretariat, the Standing Committee can decide to cause this trade to cease partially or completely in the event of non-compliance by exporting or importing countries, or in the case of proven detrimental impacts of the trade on other elephant populations.

All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species included in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly."

Rejected

22.08.2019

Rejected

27.08.2019

Loxodonta africana

(African elephant)

CoP18 Prop. 12

 

Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic and Togo

African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) female with six-week-old baby

Transfer the populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe from Appendix II to Appendix I

Rejected

22.08.2019

Rejected

27.08.2019

Mammuthus primigenius

(Woolly mammoth)

CoP18 Prop. 13

 

Israel

Siegsdorfer Mammut

Include in Appendix II

Withdrawn

26.08.2019

Withdrawn

Leporillus conditor

(Greater stick-nest rat)

CoP18 Prop. 14

 

Australia

Greater Sticknest Rat

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Pseudomys fieldi praeconis

(Shark Bay mouse)

CoP18 Prop. 15

 

Australia

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Xeromys myoides

(False swamp rat)

CoP18 Prop. 16

 

Australia

Mangrove mouse Sandringham Bay Conservation Park

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Zyzomys pedunculatus

(Central rock rat)

CoP18 Prop. 17

 

Australia

Zyzomys pedunculatus

 Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Syrmaticus reevesii

(Reeves's pheasant)

CoP18 Prop. 18

 

China

Syrmaticus reevesii -Norway -captive-8

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Balearica pavonina

(Black crowned-crane)

CoP18 Prop. 19

 

Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal

Artis black crowned crane1

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Dasyornis broadbenti litoralis

(Lesser rufous bristlebird)

CoP18 Prop. 20

 

Australia

Rufous Bristlebird

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Dasyornis longirostris

(Long-billed bristlebird)

CoP18 Prop. 21

 

Australia

Bristlebirds

 Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Crocodylus acutus

(American crocodile)

CoP18 Prop. 22

 

Mexico

Crocodylus acutus mexico 02-edit1

Transfer the population of Mexico from Appendix I to Appendix II

Accepted as amended

26.08.2019

Adopted as amended

27.08.2019

Calotes nigrilabris and Calotes pethiyagodai

(Garden lizards)

CoP18 Prop. 23

 

Sri Lanka

Female Black-lipped Lizard

Include in Appendix I

Withdrawn

26.08.2019

Withdrawn

Ceratophora spp.

(Horned lizards)

CoP18 Prop. 24

 

Sri Lanka

Rhino-Horned Lizard Ceratophora stoddartii

 Include in Appendix I

Accepted as amended

26.08.2019

Adopted as amended

27.08.2019

Cophotis ceylanica and Cophotis dumbara

(Pygmy lizards)

CoP18 Prop. 25

 

Sri Lanka

Arkive species - Pygmy lizard (Cophotis ceylanica)

 Include in Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Lyriocephalus scutatus

(Hump-nosed lizard)

CoP18 Prop. 26

 

Sri Lanka

Lyriocephalus scutatus

 Include in Appendix I

Accepted 

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Goniurosaurus spp.

(Leopard geckos)

CoP18 Prop. 27

 

China, European Union and Viet Nam

© Mona van Schingen

Include the species from China and Viet Nam in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Gekko gecko

(Tokay gecko)

CoP18 Prop. 28

 

European Union, India, Philippines and United States of America

Tokay gecko @Vnm

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Gonatodes daudini

(Grenadines clawed gecko)

CoP18 Prop. 29

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

gonatodes daudini 1 JBurgess

Include in Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Paroedura androyensis

(Grandidier's Madagascar ground gecko)

CoP18 Prop. 30

 

European Union and Madagascar

Paroedura-androyensis

 Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Ctenosaura spp.

(Spiny-tailed iguanas)

CoP18 Prop. 31

 

El Salvador and Mexico

Iguana in Mexico

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Pseudocerastes urarachnoides

(Spider-tailed horned viper)

CoP18 Prop. 32

 

Iran

Pseudocerastes urarachnoides

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Cuora bourreti

(Bourret's box turtle)

CoP18 Prop. 33

 

Viet Nam

Bourreti

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Cuora picturata

(Vietnamese box turtle)

CoP18 Prop. 34

 

Viet Nam

Indo-Chinese.box.turtle.arp

 Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Mauremys annamensis

(Annam leaf turtle)

CoP18 Prop. 35

 

Viet Nam

Mauremys annamensis

 Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Geochelone elegans

(Star tortoise)

CoP18 Prop. 36

 

Bangladesh, India, Senegal and Sri Lanka

Davidraju IMG 7365

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Malacochersus tornieri

(Pancake tortoise)

CoP18 Prop. 37

 

Kenya and United States of America

Malacochersus tornieri - Buffalo Zoo

 Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

27.08.2019

Hyalinobatrachium spp., Centrolene spp., Cochranella spp., and Sachatamia spp.

(Glass frogs)

CoP18 Prop. 38

 

Costa Rica, El Salvador and Honduras

Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni01aCentrolene antioquiense
Cochranella euknemosCochranella punctulata01

Include in Appendix II

Rejected

26.08.2019

Rejected

27.08.2019

Echinotriton chinhaiensis and Echinotriton maxiquadratus

(Spiny newts)

CoP18 Prop. 39

 

China

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Paramesotriton spp.

(Asian warty newts)

CoP18 Prop. 40

 

China and European Union

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Tylototriton spp.

(Crocodile newts)

CoP18 Prop. 41

 

China and European Union

 Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Isurus oxyrinchus and Isurus paucus

(Mako sharks)

CoP18 Prop. 42

 

Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Egypt, European Union, Gabon, Gambia, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Palau, Samoa, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Togo

Isurus oxyrinchus by mark conlin2

Isurus paucus

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Glaucostegus spp.

(Guitarfishes)

CoP18 Prop. 43

 

Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, European Union, Gabon, Gambia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Monaco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Palau, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo and Ukraine

Glaucostegus typus

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Rhinidae spp.

(Wedgefishes)

CoP18 Prop. 44

 

Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Union, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, India, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Palau, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo and Ukraine

Rhynchobatus djiddensis durban

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

25.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Holothuria (Microthele) fuscogilva, Holothuria (Microthele) nobilis, Holothuria (Microthele) whitmaei

(Teatfish)

CoP18 Prop. 45 (Rev. 1)

 

European Union, Kenya, Senegal, Seychelles and United States of America

Holothuria fuscogilva Mayotte

Include in Appendix II

Accepted as amended

25.08.2019

Adopted as amended

28.08.2019

Poecilotheria spp.

(Ornamental spiders)

CoP18 Prop. 46

 

Sri Lanka and United States of America

Poecilotheria formosa01

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Achillides chikae hermeli

(Mindoro peacock swallowtail)

CoP18 Prop. 47

 

European Union and Philippines

Include in Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Parides burchellanus

(Riverside swallowtail)

CoP18 Prop. 48

 

Brazil

TransEntSocLond 1872Plate3 - Parides burchellanus

 Include in Appendix I

Accepted

26.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Handroanthus spp., Tabebuia spp. and Roseodendron spp.

(Trumpet trees)

CoP18 Prop. 49

 

Brazil

Starr 050518-1609 Tabebuia donnell-smithii

Include in Appendix II with annotation #6

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Widdringtonia whytei

(Mulanje Cedar)

CoP18 Prop. 50

 

Malawi

Widdringtonia whytei Mulanje Malawi

Include in Appendix II

Accepted

21.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Dalbergia sissoo

(North Indian rosewood)

CoP18 Prop. 51

 

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal

Dalbergia sissoo

Delete from Appendix II

Rejected

21.08.2019

Rejected

28.08.2019

Dalbergia spp., Guibourtia demeuseiGuibourtia pellegrinianaGuibourtia tessmannii

(Rosewoods, Palisanders and Bubingas)

CoP18 Prop. 52

 

Canada and European Union

 Amend annotation #15 as follows:

"All parts and derivatives, except:

a) leaves, flowers, pollen, fruits, and seeds;

b) finished products to a maximum weight of wood of the listed species of 500g per item;

c) finished musical instruments, finished musical instrument parts and finished musical instrument accessories;

d) parts and derivatives of Dalbergia cochinchinensis, which are covered by annotation # 4;

e) parts and derivatives of Dalbergia spp. originating and exported from Mexico, which are covered by annotation # 6."

Accepted as amended

26.08.2019

Adopted as amended

28.08.2019

Pericopsis elata

(African rosewood, Afrormosia)

CoP18 Prop. 53

 

Côte d'Ivoire and European Union

Nedun Tree (Pericopsis Mooniana-Fabaceae) I

 

 

Expand the scope of the annotation for Pericopsis elata (currently #5) to include plywood and transformed wood as follows:

"Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood, and transformed wood1."

1 Whereby transformed wood is defined by HS code 44.09: Wood (including strips, friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled), continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, v-jointed, beaded or the like) along any edges, ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed.

Accepted

21.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Pterocarpus tinctorius

(African padauk, mukula)

CoP18 Prop. 54

 

Malawi

Starr 070727-7640 Pterocarpus indicus

 Include in Appendix II

Accepted as amended

21.08.2019

Adopted as amended

28.08.2019

Aloe ferox

(Bitter aloe)

CoP18 Prop. 55

 

South Africa

Aloe Ferox between Cofimvaba and Ngcobo

Amend annotation #4 for Aloe ferox as follows:

"All parts and derivatives, except:

a) seeds (including seedpods of Orchidaceae), spores and pollen (including pollinia). The exemption does not apply to seeds from Cactaceae spp. exported from Mexico, and to seeds from Beccariophoenix madagascariensis and Dypsis decaryi exported from Madagascar;

b) seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers;

c) cut flowers of artificially propagated plants;

d) fruits, and parts and derivatives thereof, of naturalized or artificially propagated plants of the genus Vanilla (Orchidaceae) and of the family Cactaceae;

e) stems, flowers, and parts and derivatives thereof, of naturalized or artificially propagated plants of the genera Opuntia subgenus Opuntia and Selenicereus (Cactaceae); and

f) finished products1 of Aloe ferox and Euphorbia antisyphilitica packaged and ready for retail trade.

1 This term, as used in the CITES Appendices refers to product, shipped singly or in bulk, requiring no further processing, packaged, labelled for final use or the retail trade in a state fit for being sold to or used by the general public.

Accepted as amended

21.08.2019

Adopted as amended

28.08.2019

Adansonia grandidieri

(Grandidier's baobab)

CoP18 Prop. 56

 

Switzerland

Adansonia grandidieri04

Amend annotation #16 "Seeds, fruits, oils and living plants" to the listing of Adansonia grandidieri in Appendix II by deleting reference to live plants, so as to read: #16 "Seeds, fruits and oils"

Accepted

21.08.2019

Adopted

28.08.2019

Cedrela spp.

(Cedars)

CoP18 Prop. 57

 

Ecuador

 

Cedrela odorata foliage.jpg
Public Domain, Link

 

Include in Appendix II

Accepted as amended

21.08.2019

Adopted as amended

28.08.2019